I have always been asked how we fix under bite without surgery and why patients drive 2 to 3 hours to get their under bite corrected without surgery by Dr. Kanaan.
To get started, I need to explain some basic concepts about under bite
Under bite is a serious condition that can affect your chewing, bite and pronunciation.
When the bottom teeth are positioned in front of the top teeth, then We have an under bit case or "class III occlusion"
Why do I have an under bite?
Under bite could be attributed to teeth position, jaws position or both when it is from teeth position, it is easier to get fixed with braces. How-ever, jaws position under bites may require a more complex treatment or even jaw surgery.
I had braces before to fix my under bite, but it came back after few years. Why?
This is common in growing children when the under bite is caused by thelower jaw. The lower jaw keep growing till age 18-19 in girls and 20-21 in boys. If that is the case, Dr. Kanaan recommends you to wait till you finish growing and proper treatment will be rendered
My doctor told me that I need a jaw surgery but I cannot afford it, how can you help?
If you like your face and the profile looks acceptable, Dr. Kanaan might recommend alternative treatment to camouflage the under bit. This includes teeth extraction, mini-implants placement and more.
Case 4 with 2 teeth extraction and 2 mini implants
Can I get my under bite corrected with Invisalign?
Invisalign made recently amazing progresses and by combining Invisalign with the use of mini implants, many under bite cases could be treated with Invisalign. Here is a case that I finished recently that was treated with Invisalign.
Here is an other case with severe under bite corrected without surgery. Please notice the smile change of before and after. Enjoy :)
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Case 2 under bite with open bite
Case 3 with extracting 4 teeth